Detroit Evening Report, Aug. 4, 2022: Thousands lose power across Michigan due to severe thunderstorms

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More than 100,000 customers have lost power across Michigan due to severe thunderstorms. Consumer’s Energy’s power outage map shows more than 79,000 households and businesses were affected as of 7:40 p.m. yesterday. DTE Energy reported another 22,000 outages. Heavy rain and high winds swept across Michigan’s lower peninsula causing the outages. The National Weather Service issued several thunderstorm warnings.

Other headlines for Aug. 4, 2022:

  • Michigan judge extends order that bars county prosecutors from enforcing 1931 abortion ban
  • City of Detroit grants $9 million from American Rescue Act Plan to Detroit Means Business coalition
  • The Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) wraps up summer portion in Detroit
  • City of Dearborn hosts 41st annual Dearborn Homecoming Festival this weekend

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  • Nargis Rahman

    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.